Guwahati, July 14, 2019
As Assam reels under intense rain and floods that have affected about 15 lakh people, rescue operations were carried out units of the Indian Army at Balipur Char in Baksa district of Assam.
The Balipur Char was inundated as the Beki river flowed above the danger level due to incessant rains for the last four days. On being intimated by the Baksa Deputy Commissioner, Army carried out a rescue operation and evacuate the stranded villagers.
“Troops of Indian Army immediately sprung into action. The Army column along with SDRF and civil administration evacuated the stranded villagers and shifted them to flood relief shelters in Udalguri,” said Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande, PRO (Defence), Tezpur.
He added, “Approximately 150 villagers were rescued including 55 women, 40 men, 25 elderly and 30 children.”
It may be mentioned that parts of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark due to the heavy rainfall in the region. Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki rivers are also flowing above the danger level.